Full Moon on a Cloudy Night

The moon is veiled by a cloud curtain
Above the trees
The night not so dark as it wishes
The moon is veiled by a cloud curtain

Light casts shadows
Among the trees
Swallowing the dark it shares space
The moon is veiled by a cloud curtain

Hope often hides behind closed doors
Under our grief
Know the sun still shines bright behind the moon
Being veiled by a cloud curtain

As long as there is shadow, hope lives
Embroidered in blackness
Cynicism only strengthens unbelief
And the moon is veiled by a cloud curtain

dversepoets.com open link night. This I wrote a few years ago. Never posted it anywhere.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to Full Moon on a Cloudy Night

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good observation: “As long as there is shadow, hope lives” If there is shadow there is light somewhere.

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  2. memadtwo says:

    I love the idea of a shadow embroidered in blackness. Stitches of hope. (K)

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  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    “”Hope often hide behind closed doors”. Indeed it does!

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  4. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Nice merging of light, hope, and the moon.The refrain of the last line gives it rhythm.

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  5. So much lovely imagery here. I love this especially, “Light casts shadows
    Among the trees
    Swallowing the dark it shares space.”

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  6. msjadeli says:

    The repetition and how the meaning of it shifts works well.

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  7. kim881 says:

    I like the way you guide the reader’s eye with prepositions, Mary, like a camera: ‘above the trees’, ‘among the trees’, ‘under our grief’ and ‘embroidered in blackness’. The repetition is effective in alternating the different kinds of light and darkness.

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  8. Mish says:

    Beautiful. I especially like the imagery of this ….”hope lives/ Embroidered in blackness”.

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  9. I like the moon a lot when it veils itself a little bit… adds silver to the night.

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